Kate Gaul, director of Siren Theatre Company, ex QSS-Resident and TOOLKIT professional development facilitator, will hold a one-day Directing Masterclass as part of our 30 days & 30 nights professional development program in the first week of June.
We spoke to Kate Gaul for our book 1,386 days at FraserStudios, which is launching next month, and thought you might like to see the full interview here:
What is your favourite memory from your time at FraserStudios?
My favourite memory is of the workshops I have ran in the space. The space has a real magic to it — the way it inflames our imaginations to create performance from scratch, under the pressure or time — each nook and cranny of the studios rich in story.
Over the years you have taught a number of TOOLKIT professional development programs for Queen Street Studio. Why do performing artists need to constantly develop and learn new skills?
… to sharpen and update our personal perspectives on work, how and why we work, what is it to work… Ongoing practice or training is vital to enriching our creativity.
How has FraserStudios been a part of your career over the last three years? What will you miss?
I have held workshops at FraserStudios over the last three years as well as rehearsed a play, held auditions, shot pictures, booked coachings and get-togethers — all creative and passionate events that have fed vitally into my work as a theatre director/producer.
What I’ll miss is knowing that there is a space that is welcoming and that when I step in there with the team we’ll achieve a great result. There’s something about the space.
What do artists in Sydney need most?
Resources of space. We can make time and money but it’s hard to find space.
Click here for more info about Kate’s masterclass and the others in the series, with fantastic artists Kaz Therese, Strings Attached, The Fondue Set and Kate Champion. Spots are super limited and it’s on the only part of 30 days & 30 nights you need to register for.